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Intraluminal stents in atherosclerotic iliac artery stenosis: preliminary report of a multicenter study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2970098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fifteen patients with symptomatic iliac artery stenosis were treated with intraluminal placement of balloon-expandable stents. Before treatment, 14 patients had intermittent claudication, and one had a limb at risk for amputation. One patient had diabetes mellitus, nine had hypertension, and all were long-term smokers. Two patients had surgical placement of the stent; in one patient this was part of a combined revascularization procedure. All other stents were placed percutaneously. The transstenotic gradient after injection of vasodilating drugs distal to the lesion decreased from a mean of 32.3 mm Hg +/- 16.7 to 3.1 mm Hg +/- 4.2 after stent placement. Ankle-arm Doppler systolic pressure index increased from a mean of 0.68 +/- 0.22 to 0.96 +/- 0.24 after the procedure. The treatment eliminated intermittent claudication in 14 patients and increased exercise tolerance to 500 m in the patient with a limb at risk for amputation before the procedure. The improved condition persisted in all patients during the follow-up of 6-12 months. Stent placement may be a valuable adjunct in the management of iliac artery disease.
J C Palmaz; G M Richter; G Noeldge; R A Schatz; P D Robison; G A Gardiner; G J Becker; G K McLean; D F Denny; J Lammer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  168     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1988 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-09-16     Completed Date:  1988-09-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  727-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio 78284-7800.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon / instrumentation*
Arteriosclerosis / therapy*
Clinical Trials as Topic
Constriction, Pathologic / therapy
Iliac Artery* / radiography
Middle Aged
Prostheses and Implants*
Stainless Steel
Vascular Patency
Reg. No./Substance:
12597-68-1/Stainless Steel

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